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AZTC Adding Administrative/Executive Assistant Position in Phoenix

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013 | By: merrylake

As the premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) has grown its membership to over 750 member companies since its inception in August 2002. As a new position for 2014, the Council is adding an administrative/executive assistant to help manage the growing membership and day-to-day office needs. Duties: The administrative/executive…

AZTC Still Accepting Applications for 2014 Business Essentials Program Partners

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013 | By: merrylake

The Business Essentials Program was launched to provide significant discounts on the products and services technology businesses need most. Don’t waste your employees’ valuable time collecting quotes around town—we’ve done that for you. Partner companies participating in the Business Essentials Program are active Council members committed to providing high quality products and services with highly…

Join AZTC President + CEO Steve Zylstra in DC This February

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013 | By: merrylake

The Arizona Technology Council is once again participating in the annual TECNA Fly-In in our nation’s capital organized by the national trade association TECNA (Technology Councils of North America). The Council would like technology executives representing member companies to join AZTC President + CEO Steve Zylstra in meetings with each of the Congressional delegation offices on…

Pitch Contest Finalists for StartupConnect AZ Conference Announced

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013 | By: merrylake

AZTC’s Startup + Entrepreneurship Committee has selected the sixteen Pitch Contest finalists for the first StartupConnect AZ Conference this December at the Cronkite School of Journalism in downtown Phoenix. The Pitch Contest (starting at 3:45pm on Wednesday, December 18) will close out the Conference as each of the finalists (from the four different focus verticals: Education…

Tonight’s Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Honors Tech Ten Legislators

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013 | By: merrylake

Tonight’s tenth annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (#GCOI) awards gala at the Phoenix Convention Center honors both an Outstanding Tech Senator and Representative of the Year and its annual Tech Ten Legislators, which are ten awards given to a mix of both state senators and state representatives that are committed to advancing Arizona’s technology industry through…

Is Windows XP Making Your Computer Network Insecure?

Posted on: Oct 15, 2013 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

Spectrum Technology Solutions is a member of the Arizona Technology Council based in Phoenix. Wayne Klug, founder and president of Spectrum Technology Solutions, has authored the guest blog below. He is the author of the book How To Avoid Being Squeezed By Your ‘So Called’ Computer Expert. Wayne has a B.S. in Global Business with a…

Announcing the AZTC 401(k) Multiple Employer Plan

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013 | By: merrylake

October’s Business Essentials Program partner is Scottsdale Wealth Management Group, who, in conjunction with Transamerica Retirement Services, has negotiated the AZTC 401(k) Multiple Employer Plan. Through your organization’s membership in the Arizona Technology Council, you may provide your employees with an outstanding retirement benefit that’s very easy to administer and greatly reduces your fiduciary liabilities. Learn…

Arizona’s One-Stop Shop for Small Business

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013 | By: merrylake

AZTC Visionary Sponsor, Newtek Technology Services, is a proud Arizona company, with deep roots in the community. Founded in 1997, Newtek has grown to be one of the largest and most successful managed technology providers in the state, employing over one hundred high-skilled engineers, technicians, and system administrators across its Phoenix and Scottsdale offices. Specializing…

AZTC Partners With WESTEC Manufacturing Event

Posted on: Aug 15, 2013 | By: merrylake

The Arizona Technology Council is a first time partner at WESTEC, the premier west coast manufacturing event, which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Tuesday, October 15 thru Thursday, October 17, 2013. Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), WESTEC was previously scheduled as a spring 2014 event, but increased industry demand…

Everyone has an opinion. We want to hear yours.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013 | By: merrylake

In 2009 AZTC began an annual survey of its membership to gain insight to the most (and least) valuable Council initiatives, events and benefits that Council members receive. In 2012 we expanded the survey to include prospective members, partners and constituents with the same goal in mind: listening to our audience. This annual ‘Listening Survey‘…